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Institutional Requirements and Problem Solving in the Public Administrations of the Enlarged European Union and Its Neighbours

Gyorgy Jenei, Alexei Barabashev, Frits van den Berg

Date: 2005

ISBN: 80-89013-20-1

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The present collection of edited contributions focuses on some of the key contemporary challenges to public administration in the region. Besides such important topics as local governance, the role of strategic coordination units in the central governments and political obstacles to reform and organisational culture, particular emphasis is placed on the implementation of the EU’s regional policy, the education and training of civil servants and corruption.


Table ofContents

Preface

BobBonwitt..................................................................................................................9


SectionI:

Policy-Making and Policy Performance: Governance Reform in Central and Eastern Europe: Discourse, Political Interests and InstitutionalDeterminants

Introduction

Izabella Barati-Stec ....................................................................................................23

Policy-making in Central and Eastern Europe: A Cross-Sectional Sector Perspective.

Lars Johannsen and OleNorgaard............................................................................27

Multi-level Governance in Post-Communist Conditions: Challenges in Governability for the New EU Member States

Krzysztof Szczerski.....................................................................................................49

The Governance Discourse in Three Countries. A Comparison of Administrative Reform Activities in Finland, Estonia and Russia

Markku Temmes, B. Guy Peters and GeorgSootla...................................................66

The Territorial–Administrative Reform in Moldova: How Different Political Interests and Groups Influences Public Policies

Valeriu Mosneaga and Valerian Tabirta...................................................................83

Central – Local Politico-Administrative and Governance Relationships in Two Ukrainian Cities: Kyiv and Odessa

Natalya Kolisnichenko and Allan Rosenbaum .......................................................101

The Role of Experts in Local Government in Transitional Countries

Michiel S.dede Vries Iwona Sobis.......................................................................119

The Use of Socio-Legal Information in the Draft Acts’ Explanatory Memoranda: A Pre-condition for Good Governance

Aare Kasemets and Mari-Liis Liiv ..........................................................................142

Governing by Default: Failures of Policy Process in Romania

SorinIonita...............................................................................................................166

The Policy-Making Process: Experience in Bulgarian Administrative Reform

Mina Shoylekova ......................................................................................................193


The Case of STRATEK: Development of an Organizational Unit at the Prime Minister’s Office in Hungary for Enhancing Strategic Leadership

LászlóVass................................................................................................................214

Strategic Orientation in Hungarian Central Government Organisations: The Role of Organisational Culture

György Hajnal ..........................................................................................................237


SectionII:

The Personal Factor: Educating and Training Civil Servants for Better PublicAdministration

Introduction

Alexei Barabasev......................................................................................................257

Quality of Expertise: Securing Common Knowledge and Competencies of Public Servants in Decentralised Public Service Training Systems. The Case of Estonian Civil Service.

Kristiina Tonnisson, Kaido Paabusk .......................................................................262

Public Administration Education in Macedonia: Accelerating the Process

Philip Murphy, Jacqueline Saslawski, Veli Kreci and Ivica Bocevski .....................279

Multiculturalism in the Regional Civil Service in Russia (the case of Saratov region)

Victoria K. Antonova ...............................................................................................294


SectionIII:

Providing a Moral Common Ground: Fighting Corruption in the New MemberStates

Introduction

Frits Van denBerg, Henriette F. Schatz ................................................................313

Preventing Corruption and Conflict of Interest: Neccessity or Fashion? The Case of Poland

Patrycja Joanna Suwaj.............................................................................................318

How to Fight Corruption with Particular Reference to the New EU Member Countries

OlgaVidlakova.........................................................................................................345


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Transparency and Integrity of Public Administration (The

Phenomenon of Corruption and Its Perception)

Mihaela Carausan....................................................................................................357


Section IV:

GovernanceandPolicyImplementationintheContextofthe EuropeanUnion:TheManagementofEUStructuralFunds

Introduction

Frans Grobbe, Frits van denBerg............................................................................375

The Capacities of New Member States to Manage EU Funds: From Absorption to Value-Added

Vitalis Nakrosis ........................................................................................................381

EU Membership and Growing Regional Disparities: Poland’s Strategy Options to Optimise Structural Transfers from the Union

Andrei I.Lobatch ......................................................................................................394

The Failure of the EU Regional Policy in Estonia? Administration and Control Mechanisms of the Use of EU Funds in Local Governments of New Member States (NMS): The Case of Estonia

Tanel Oppi and Erik Moora ....................................................................................416

The Problem of So-Called Readiness as the Determinant of the Effective Absorption of Structural Funds, Based on the Example of the Podlaskie Region in Poland

Anna Daszuta..........................................................................................................433

EU Funds: Absorption Capacity and Effectiveness of Their Use, With Focus on Regional Level in the Czech Republic

Markéta Šumpíková, Jan Pavel, Stanislav Klazar, OtoPotluka.............................450

Appendix

Alena Brunovská Award Lecture

Public Policy: Bridge over Troubled Water?

Martin Potůček.........................................................................................................487

About the Authors .....................................................................................................493

Index ............................................................................................................................499



 

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